Milwaukee Public Schools
Press Release

MPS Board names Dr. Darienne Driver as permanent superintendent

First permanent female superintendent in the district

By - Sep 30th, 2014 08:43 pm

MILWAUKEE (September 30, 2014) – Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds issued the following statement on the Board’s hiring of Dr. Darienne Driver as superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools effective October 1, 2014. Dr. Driver had been serving as acting superintendent since July 1.

Dr. Darienne Driver

Dr. Darienne Driver

“We are proud to announce the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has appointed Dr. Darienne Driver as the permanent superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools. Dr. Driver will be the first permanent female superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools.

“Dr. Driver is a visionary, highly-qualified and energetic educator. We are thrilled to have her lead us through this next chapter of MPS. The board has every confidence that Dr. Driver will continue to lead the district in a positive direction and continue our efforts and commitment to improve outcomes for children of the Milwaukee Public Schools.

“The Board will terminate its superintendent search contract. We have found the best candidate possible.”

Dr. Driver added:  “I am deeply appreciative of the Board’s confidence. Working together with the board, administration, schools, students, staff, parents and the community, I truly believe anything is possible. If we stay focused on our core mission of teaching and learning and putting our students needs first, we will change the face of Milwaukee and the lives of our students and their families.”

Learn more about Dr. Driver by reading her biography.

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About Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Public Schools is committed to accelerating student achievement, building positive relationships between youth and adults and cultivating leadership at all levels. The district’s commitment to improvement continues to show results:

  • More MPS students are meeting reading standards
  • The MPS Class of 2014 earned $31 million in scholarships, up $7 million; and
  • MPS is home to 4 of the state’s top 15 high schools according to U.S. News and World Report

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